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College softball: Golden Bears take two from Dragons in NSIC doubleheader

Concordia-St. Paul edged MSU Moorhead on a walk-off home run in Game 2 after riding two big innings to a victory in Game 1 on Saturday in St. Paul.

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ST. PAUL — Concordia-St. Paul rode two big innings to a 9-4 win over Minnesota State Moorhead in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, then Amanda Parsons hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh as the Golden Bears took the second game 6-5 at Carlander Field.

In Game 2, the teams were tied 3-3 after four innings and both scored two runs in the fifth. In the seventh, CSP pitcher Erica McCullough set the Dragons down in order in the top half and Parson's connected with two outs to left field.

MSUM's Avery Steffen hit a solo home run and Hannah Losee drove in a run with a double. Annika Norman was 3-for-4 and Eliyah McCarthy singled and drove in a run. Kiley Washnieski also had an RBI.

In the first game, the Dragons led 3-1 heading into the bottom of the third, but the Golden Bears scored three in the frame to take the lead. They tacked on a run in the four and sealed the deal with four more in the fifth.

MSUM's Piper McKibbin was 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Annika Norman also was 3-for-4 and drove in a run, and Evey Evans was 2-for-4.

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The Dragons are 6-30 overall and 3-17 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. They play at Minnesota State Mankato in an NSIC doubleheader on Sunday, April 24. Game times are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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